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Canada, Vancouver II. – What Other Places You Shouldn’t Miss
Vancouver and its surroundings is filled with greenery. There are many parks, golf courses, forests, trees and skyscrapers.
There is a one-way bike trail. When you go in the middle you in a quiet forest. There are trails that would also take you on the cliff at the park’s edge. There is a view of Burrard fjord and North Vancouver.
Should you have not enough of this taste of greenery visit then North Vancouver as well as villas that are surrounded with greenery. Near the main road there is Lynn Canyon Park that is very attractive for filmmakers (it is possible to get there by bus from a bust staion where the SeaBus boat line terminates). The park includes forests that has a deep canyon. In this canyon you can find Capilano Suspension Bridge – a bridge hanging on steel cables. There are some trails going through steep forests. The Baden Powell Trail goes across the suspension bridge. More sensitive people can feel sick on the bridge. In summer, people swim here and jump to the canyon up from the cliffs (I must say landing is safe).
Deep Cove is another nice stop around Vancouver. This quiet port is the place where you can rent some kayaks and paddleboards. We are, however, more interested in a rock that (when you look to the east) peaks out in the woods) it is called Quarry Rock. The road goes between houses and than in the wood. It will take you about an hour. You can sit there in nature and see the bay, hills, and islands (Hamber Island and Boulder Island). This quiet place you shouldn’t miss while you are in Lower Mainland. There are forests and shore above Deep Cove of Mount Seymour Provincial Park. There is another ski resort this area offers (next to Grouse Mountain and ski slopes in Cypress Provincial Park). There is a network of nature trails in these parks..
If you are sick and tired of mountains and forests and you just want to end the day watching sunset then the third beach underneath Downtown is the place or go to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouveru. You can sit on rocks at the lighthouse.
GPS: 49°20'19.3"N 123°01'08.2"W
Text and photo: Martina Brožková
When it comes to Canada and national parks, most probably think of the western part of Canada, mostly British Columbia and Alberta. Today, however, we will be talking about the eastern part of Canada, the province of Quebec. Come and be carried away by the untouched nature of the Gaspésie Park.
In the eastern part of Canada is the Labrador Peninsula, on which lies the province of Quebec. It is the second largest and most populous province in all of Canada after Ontario, with which it is collectively referred to as central Canada. In the province you will find full of natural beauty, but also cities with a rich history. In this province is the eponymous city of Quebec City, about which you will learn more today.
The Sea to Sky freeway running between Squamish and Whistler (BC) offers you wonderful vistas. Don’t, however, let it to decoy away from the turn to Garibaldi Lake. It would be simply a sin to not to see Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Do you prefer peaceful walks on pebble beaches with the soothing sounds of the ocean? Do you want to look into the beautiful Canadian nature? Forillon National Park offers a wide range of experiences by the sea, along the cliffs, but also in the woods. You can even go snorkeling, discovering underwater plants and underwater life. You can even watch whales here. And it's really an experience!
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
When one says the Rocky Mountains do you know what mountains he is talking about? The so called Rockies embellish western part of North America.
Ottawa is a pretty big city. You can do there a lot of things. Today we look at some landmarks like museums, galleries or so.
When we asked at tourist information center, Whistler, where to hike in the area, the recommendations of the lady at the reception were same as the recommendations we got from our friends. They knew the area around Whistler very well. The weather got much better after two days. Therefore we decided for the most difficult trip in the area – to Wedgemount Lake located high in the mountains.
One of the roads in the Banff National Park where you wont meet more than several dozens of people are roads around Bow Lake. We arrived at lake at 7:00 and parked our car by Num-Ti-Jah Lodge (there is a parking lot with dry toilets). Mountains were mysterious, still in morning mist, and sun was hidden behind mountain peaks. Local atmosphere was silent, and really freezing – hat and gloves are necessary.
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.
Should you be a person loving mountains, a person that is or has been in western Canada, you certainly know about Jasper National Park. It might have been one of the reasons why you visited the country.
Should you plan to do some hikes in Canada to see thick forests and green hills, and experience some adrenalin, or meet local residents – moose, bear, and there are many of them. They say you meet here more bears than people. You have to see Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Colombia.
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.
Are you of excellent fitness? Are you tourist that really enjoys it? Regardless the two options, we have a trip that will give you the best view of the town of Jasper and gorgeousness of the national park of the same name surrounding it. The hike is to the Mt. Whistlers (2466 m).
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.
We have already spent some time with Canada on our travellers’ website. Mostly, however, we have taken you to its nature. Today we go to the city. As the name of the article suggest, our destination for today is Toronto.
Last week we concluded our story about Toronto with a short mention of Ontario Science Center. It would be pity to don’t spend more time at this great institution.
In Canada's southwest corner, near the US border, there is a city which is central to our today's article.
Last time we learned about some of Ottawa’s architectonic sights. Of course, the best thing is to see Ottawa on your own. Today, we continue in our wanders in the city and certainly you will learn something interesting.
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It covers part of North America, neighbors wit...